Tuesday, October 6, 2009

I'm still HERE

So I haven't checked in in a while and was having fun reading all your updates. Congrats to Melissa and all those who have had success.

I weigh the same which is miraculous but I learned something new about myself. With my eighth baby I got CMV which turned to GB, and I was in bed for the most part of a year partially paralyzed. I recovered but still get very tired and have been told by physicians that I just need to build up my strength up by more exercise. I believed them but every time I do, I'm exhausted!

So I start a new diet plan and can't understand that after a few days I'm literally bedridden. Well, I found out after reading some medical abstracts yesterday that because of my condition (my nerves are ragged and can get swollen- its called CFIS) that high stress exercise is the worst thing I can do! They suggested, yoga or Tia chi (sp?)

That is so great because I went to the PT the other day for my knees, and he told me the same thing, that all the exercises I'd been given were actually deteriorating my knees rather than helping them and that I need to do low impact exercises the surrounding muscles instead of putting more stress on my already pathetic knees.

I guess the trick is to figure out my personalized owners manual for this body of mine and stick with it. I'm excited to start AGAIN with low impact so I don't wear myself down and see where I go. Hopefully it's all uphill and down on the scale.


Tristi Pinkston said...

Wow - wishing you luck and answers!

Sandra said...

This is my favorite yoga for beginning:


Gentle and easy but feels so good

Marta O. Smith said...

Good to see you back here, Christine! Have you ever tried just walking in a pool? It's much easier on your joints and the water provides resistance.

Rebecca Talley said...

I don't know what GB is, but I hope you get to feeling better.

hi, it's me! melissa c said...

Wow. I'm so sorry you have to battle this. There is nothing so frustrating as trying to figure out what's wrong with your body when you KNOW there's something wrong but nobody knows what. (That was a long sentence!)

My sister teaches Yoga professionally at her house. She's fantastic. The thing I love is that she uses easy poses for beginners but you really feel like you've had a workout by the end. She's also a massage therapist. If you are near the Farmington area, let me know if you're interested in contacting her.

hi, it's me! melissa c said...

Hey Chris, I answered you question on my last post if you want to check it out.